Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update

Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update Review of Industrial Organization 23: 93–94, 2003. © 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. LAWRENCE J. WHITE Stem School of Business, New York University This is the second year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organiza- tion: “Antitrust and Regulatory Update”. As was true of the previous year’s feature (which appeared in the December 2002 issue of this Review: Katz, 2002; Kwerel et al., 2002; and Scheffman and Coleman, 2002), we invited the Chief Economists of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to write essays that review the major antitrust/regulatory/microeconomics issues that their agency has dealt with over the past year. This year, we are pleased that the current occupants of these positions – David Sibley (DOJ), David Scheffman (FTC), and Simon Wilkie (FCC) – agreed to write essays. The following three articles, all co-authored with economists at their re- spective agencies, represent their descriptions and assessments of their agency’s activities. An important theme pervades the DOJ and FTC essays and is also a major topic for the FCC essay: merger analysis. Though the DOJ-FTC “Merger Guidelines” in their http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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0889-938X
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1573-7160
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10.1023/B:REIO.0000006912.49052.cc
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Review of Industrial Organization 23: 93–94, 2003. © 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. LAWRENCE J. WHITE Stem School of Business, New York University This is the second year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organiza- tion: “Antitrust and Regulatory Update”. As was true of the previous year’s feature (which appeared in the December 2002 issue of this Review: Katz, 2002; Kwerel et al., 2002; and Scheffman and Coleman, 2002), we invited the Chief Economists of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to write essays that review the major antitrust/regulatory/microeconomics issues that their agency has dealt with over the past year. This year, we are pleased that the current occupants of these positions – David Sibley (DOJ), David Scheffman (FTC), and Simon Wilkie (FCC) – agreed to write essays. The following three articles, all co-authored with economists at their re- spective agencies, represent their descriptions and assessments of their agency’s activities. An important theme pervades the DOJ and FTC essays and is also a major topic for the FCC essay: merger analysis. Though the DOJ-FTC “Merger Guidelines” in their

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Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 4, 2004

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